Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I heart NY
"It's exactly what you expect," he replied in his wonky East Side accent, "It's weird, noisy, smelly, hectic, bright, brash, bold, energetic, classy, crappy," the words came out in a rush but then he stopped short, as if he was ashamed of including the crappy.
"Tall. It's tall. There's lots of tall stuff. Not just the buildings but statues and things too, you know?"
She nodded, thinking of the photos of the Statue of Liberty she had seen.
"And it's full of yellow cabs and honking horns and people. LOTS of people. And food stands. You can get food anywhere any time. You must go there some day."
And she agreed, though she knew she would never have the courage to leave her own shores and travel to anywhere exciting.
Inspired by an unexpected conversation.